Iowa Supreme Court Encourages Support for COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline

June 4, 2020

The Iowa Supreme Court issued a supervisory order expressing gratitude for the Iowa COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline and actively encouraging all Iowa lawyers to provide free or low-cost legal information and services either through the Legal Hotline or other options.

The Iowa State Bar Association, Iowa Legal Aid, and Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project established the COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline for Iowans to receive free or low-cost legal information and advice regarding legal issues arising due to COVID-19. Volunteer lawyers have received nearly 1,000 calls to the hotline. 

The supreme court is temporally allowing non-Iowa lawyers, enactive or retired attorneys, and house counsel to participate in the COVID 19 Legal Information Hotline to enable more lawyers to volunteer during the pandemic.

The state’s COVID-19 Legal Information Hotline is 1-800-332-0419 and operates between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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